In an unusual race that saw two sitting Mansfield council members running against each other, Post 4 incumbent Councilwoman Lisa Dunn defeated Councilman Larry Cummins, who switched seats to run against Dunn.
This is the last week for early voting for council seat races in Covington and Mansfield; the election is Nov. 5 at each respective city's town hall.
DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown is mounting a 2014 Democratic primary challenge to incumbent Congressman Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, saying the four-term representative has become complacent and only follows the Democratic Party line instead of introducing his own legislation.
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Local Republicans packed into the Historic Courthouse Monday night to listen to gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel, U.S 8th Congressional District candidate Austin Scott and Public Service Commission candidate John Douglas.
Board of Commissioners District 2, Democrat Lanier Sims - 466 (55.5%) Earnest Simmons (Incumbent) - 373 (44.5%) District 4, Democrat J.C. Henderson - 594 (57%) Kenneth Hardeman - 455 (43%) Board of Education District 1, Republican Runoff Jeff Meadors - 1019 (49.4%) Dale M. Thompson - 590 (28.6%) Ron Hart - 454 (22%) District 3, Democrat Runoff Shakila Henderson-Baker - 500 (36.1%) James Johnson Jr. - 273 (19.7%) ...
With 100% of Newton County and 72% of Georgia precincts reporting. The first number is the nubmer of votes cast for each candidate in Newton County. The second is the percentage of votes in the state. This will be the last update posted by the Covington News tonight. For more election results, please visit http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2010_0720/
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held the Primary season's final political forum at the Covington Branch Library July 8, playing host to 2010 Newton County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education candidates. Each set of candidates was asked one question by the chamber, followed by questions from the audience.
One of the most crowded local election years in recent history officially starts Monday with early voting for the July 20 primary.